Workshop participants practice their 60-second messages. Photo Credit: Maggie Dannreuther.

Making Your Science Matter when the Stakes are High

(From Summer 2013 Newsletter) Highlights from the Deep-C/COMPASS Policy Communication Workshop This one-day workshop focused on helping scientists to improve their communications with media and policy makers. Special attendees included aides from the offices of US Senator Bill Nelson (FL) and FL Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, science journalists David Malakoff (Science Magazine) and Mark Schrope…

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Summer 2013 – Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Chuck Wilson

(From Summer 2013 Newsletter) Dr. Chuck Wilson, Senior Scientist for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), answers a few of the most frequently asked questions about the program. 1. Who is doing the research that’s funded through GoMRI? The research is primarily being conducted at academic institutions in the US Gulf Coast States. However,…

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Team Santa Rosa’s ROV targets a lionfish during the Deep-C ROV competition at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Photo Credit: Tina Miller-Way.

Summer 2013 – Education Spotlight

(From Summer 2013 Newsletter) Deep-C Technology Experiences Bring Science to Life for Students Education specialists and scientists with the Deep Sea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (Deep-C) research consortium have multi-year efforts working with K-12 teachers and students and with university students across their consortium. At Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)…

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Felicia Coleman. Photo provided by Tracy Ippolito, DEEP-C.

Summer 2013 – 7 Questions Interview with Dr. Felicia Coleman

Florida State University (From Summer 2013 Newsletter) 1. Tell us a bit about DEEP-C. What are the goals and what knowledge gaps will the program fill? The Deep-C Consortium focuses on the interplay of the geomorphologic, hydrologic, and biogeochemical settings that influence the distribution and fate of the oil and dispersants released during the Deepwater…

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Winter 2013 – Note from the Research Board Chair

(From Winter 2013 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). This quarterly e-newsletter provides readers with updates from the GoMRI-funded scientific teams and their research results. To date GoMRI has invested more than $175 million in funded proposals…

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Skyping to students. L-R: USF Dean Jackie Dixon and Patty Smukall. Photo Credit: C-IMAGE.

Winter 2013 – Education Corner

(From Winter 2013 Newsletter) by Sherryl Gilbert, C-IMAGE The Center for Integrated Modeling & Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE) is a comprehensive research consortium of 13 national and international universities tasked with evaluating the environmental impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (DWH) on coastal ecosystems, the water column, and the sea floor. C-IMAGE research cruises provide an…

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Winter 2013 – Seven Questions with Dr. Steve Murawski

University of South Florida (From Winter 2013 Newsletter) 1. Can you tell me a bit about C-IMAGE? What are the goals and what knowledge gaps will the program fill? C-IMAGE, or the Center for Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems, is a broad-based consortium of 13 institutions dedicated to the proposition that understanding the impacts…

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Winter 2013 – Frequently Asked Questions by Dr. Chuck Wilson

(From Winter 2013 Newsletter) Dr. Chuck Wilson, Senior Scientist for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), answers a few of the most frequently asked questions about the program. Question 1: What is GoMRI? Answer: GoMRI is an independent research program established by BP in May 2010 to administer the company’s 10-year, $500 million commitment…

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